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To Simul-Rappel or Not in El Potrero Chico and Elsewhere

Disclaimer: Simul-Rappelling is a technically advanced technique, which even when done perfectly can add additional risks as compared to traditional rappelling.  What is Simul-Rappelling? Short for simultaneous rappelling, is a technique where two climbers descend one rope, each climber descending on a single strand on either side of the rope.  How can you minimize the risks when choosing to simul-rappel? So what are the risks, are they worth it?  The descent can be the most dangerous part of anyone’s climbing … Read More